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Swans aim to put it Hall behind them

By Greg Buckle 10/06/2009 02:58:59 PM Comments (0)

Although Barry Hall says his Sydney team-mates have every right to be "filthy" with him, it appears the Swans have moved on from Hall's latest brain snap.

The fiery forward gave away three consecutive 50-metre penalties and handed Hawthorn a crucial goal late in last Sunday's AFL clash at the MCG which the Hawks won by 11 points.

"There were a couple of negatives but we've moved on from that," Swans defender Ted Richards said on Wednesday.

Hall admitted on Monday he had half a season to convince the Swans he could be trusted not to lose his temper again.

The 10th-placed Swans have a four-day break starting on Thursday before resuming preparations for their game at Sydney's ANZ Stadium against fifth-placed Collingwood on June 20.

"We haven't really spoken about it (the Hall incident) too much leading into the bye," Swans midfielder Jarred Moore said on Wednesday.

"There hasn't been any real focus put on it."

Coach Paul Roos says Hall won't be dropped for the Collingwood clash, although the 32-year-old is out of contract after the 2009 season and the former junior boxer continues to flirt with the idea of returning to the sport.

Meanwhile, Moore says Sydney's effort against Hawthorn epitomised how the Swans had played throughout the first 11 rounds.

"It was much like the whole season, very inconsistent," Moore said at a CityRail promotion.

"We've played some good quarters, we've played some good games, but we haven't really strung them together.

"So it's a little bit frustrating but we've still got half a season to turn it around.

"We're definitely up against it. We've got a week off this week and then we'll reassess it for Collingwood.

"They are definitely very dangerous and they are playing good footy."

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